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Kameron Loe to Make Spot Start for Atlanta Braves, Give Julio Teheran a Rest
September 3rd, 2013 at 9:02 AM
The Atlanta Braves will send Kameron Loe to the mound against the New York Mets on Wednesday in order to give Julio Teheran a much needed rest. Teheran's next start will likely see him eclipse his personal record of most innings pitched in a season. He threw 164 1/3 innings comibined...

Freddie Freeman Hits Enormously Long Homerun for Atlanta Braves: Video
September 3rd, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Freddie Freeman tied his career-high of five RBIs in a game in just the second inning of the Atlanta Braves' 13-5 win over the New York Mets, and he did so on a mammoth three-run homer at Turner Field on Monday. Marvel at the video below. ***VIDEO1*** The shot came off Daisuke...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Schafer Exits Career Game with Back Problems
September 2nd, 2013 at 9:19 PM
  Jordan Schafer has been blazing hot, and until today's day game against the New York Mets, showed no signs whatsoever of cooling off. Unfortunately, those signs manifested themselves in some lower back pain for Schafer after notching his 4th hit in 5 at-bats. ***PHOTO1*** Schafer had already put together 3 hits and...

Atlanta Braves Bring Kameron Loe Back to Major League Roster
September 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 PM
The Atlanta Braves re-added pitcher Kameron Loe to the 40-man roster Monday in a move to give them more depth at long relief, braves.com reports. Already having been released by the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs this year, Loe signed a minor league contract with the Braves in mid-May, making two appearances with Atlanta...

Freddy Garcia Sees First Action in Atlanta Braves Uniform
September 2nd, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia, called up just hours earlier from Triple-A Gwinnett, made his first appearance for the Atlanta Braves Sunday, pitching 4 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in a losing effort against the Miami Marlins. Miami won the game 7-0. After the Marlins torched starter Alex Wood for seven earned...

Atlanta Braves Call up Freddy Garcia
September 1st, 2013 at 3:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves started their September call ups by purchasing the contract of the recently acquired Freddy Garcia, si.com reports. The Braves made a waiver trade for Garcia with the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 23 to bolster their pitching staff. Fredi Gonzalez said he will be mainly used in relief, though...

B.J. Upton Gives Atlanta Braves Win with Walk-off Hit: Video
September 1st, 2013 at 12:29 PM
B.J. Upton had himself a pretty swell game Saturday, leading the Atlanta Braves with four hits including a homer. But none of them were as big as his walk-off RBI-single to give them an 11-inning win over the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Have a look at his knock below. ***VIDEO1*** His...

Atlanta Braves Right to Option Evan Gattis to Minor Leagues
August 31st, 2013 at 9:11 AM
As unfortunate as the situation is for the popular Atlanta Braves rookie, the team was right to send Evan Gattis down to Triple-A Gwinnett, and he's even excited about it. ***VIDEO1*** Before Gattis' pinch-hit appearance Friday, during which he was intentionally walked, the last time he had played at all was Aug. 23....

Atlanta Braves Option Evan Gattis to Triple-A Gwinnett
August 30th, 2013 at 11:36 PM
In order to get Evan Gattis some at-bats, the Atlanta Braves have optioned El Oso Blanco to Triple-A Gwinnett. ***VIDEO1*** The slumping rookie catcher was hitless in his last 17 at-bats and has hit just .188 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 36 games since June 1. “We forget that he’s a...

Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Blasts Long Home Run Off Ubaldo Jimenez: Video
August 30th, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Brian McCann drove in all three Atlanta Braves runs in their 3-1 win to sweep the Cleveland Indians on Thursday with one swing. The results were rather impressive, as can be seen in the video below. ***VIDEO1*** The homer was McCann's 19th this season, which is the final year of his contract....

Chris Johnson Records First Career Walk-Off Single for Atlanta Braves: Video
August 29th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Chris Johnson gave the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday over the Cleveland Indians with his first career walk-off hit. Have a look at the video. ***VIDEO1*** Johnson singled off Joe Smith to left field to drive in Jordan Schafer from second. Michael Brantley made a strong...

Atlanta Braves Action Plan as They Prepare for Postseason
August 28th, 2013 at 9:51 AM
In order for the Atlanta Braves to be successful in the postseason their plan of action must include four elements that will make them a better team.  Everyone needs to elevate their efforts and play well and the clubhouse must remain intact. That goes without saying. But if the Braves want...

Atlanta Braves’ Elliot Johnson Impersonates Harry Caray, Tim Kurkjian: Video
August 28th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
The newest Atlanta Braves player has already gotten comfortable in the clubhouse, enough that Elliot Johnson sat down with Fox Sports' Tom Hart and gave his impression of Harry Caray and Tim Kurkjian in a pre-game interview. Have a look at the video below. ***VIDEO1*** Johnson has already made quite an impact,...

With Jason Heyward Experiment on Hold Atlanta Braves Should Try Recent Call-Ups in Leadoff Spot
August 27th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
With the Major League Baseball playoffs quickly approaching and home field advantage still on the line, the Atlanta Braves need to find a spark in their offense and that begins with finding a real leadoff hitter to get them through the regular season. The Jason Heyward Experiment has ended, at least...

Atlanta Braves Starter Kris Medlen Wrong for Public Show of Frustration
August 26th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
After being pulled in the seventh inning of Friday's 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, starting pitcher Kris Medlen chose to air his frustration for manager Fredi Gonzalez's move publicly, a distasteful move that is uncommon for members of the Atlanta Braves team.  He was quoted by MLB.com after the game. "...

Atlanta Braves’ BJ Upton Frustrated with Platoon Role in Spite of Poor Numbers
August 26th, 2013 at 11:58 AM
It is no secret amongst Atlanta Braves fan that BJ Upton has not exactly panned out this season as they expected him to, after signing the largest free agent contract in Braves history. The 5 year, $75.25 million contract had many Braves fans excited in the off-season, but after a career...

Atlanta Braves Need Production from Evan Gattis More than Ever
August 24th, 2013 at 8:58 AM
The legend of Even Gattis these days is supported almost solely by the incredible April he put together, but the Atlanta Braves really need their slumping rookie to get hot with his bat, particularly since Jason Heyward is out for a month with a broken jaw. The truth is, fans have been...

Paul Nauert Ejects Atlanta Braves’ Justin Upton, No One Sure Why
August 23rd, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was ejected in one of the most unprofessional displays by a Major League umpire in recent memory, when home plate umpire Paul Nauert threw him out as Upton was running down the first base line on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Upton had previously had...

Atlanta Braves Starter Brandon Beachy Returns to Disabled List
August 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves placed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list on Friday due to tightness in his pitching elbow. Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2012 and returned to the rotation in late July 2013 following a lengthy rehabilitation. Outfielder Todd Cunningham was called up from Triple-A...

Dan Uggla Hoping for August 28 Return for Atlanta Braves
August 22nd, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is eyeing a return to the field next week after being placed on the disabled list to undergo laser eye surgery last Friday. Uggla took batting practice on Tuesday in Atlanta and has traveled with the team to St. Louis for more BP before returning...